Looks like I'll be chalking up some air miles in about a week or so. I just got the call to get my butt over to Beijing. This is an interesting time over there since it's the Chinese New Year. in the past, I've always either been there just before or right after...never during the celebrations. One of the things I will be happy to see will be the lantern festival (see picture). I believe this is on Feb 17th.
I'll be sure to take as many pictures as possible (along with try to do some updates on the food).